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Man taking selfies with gun fatally shoots himself

epaselect epa05180493 People take selfies at the Bandra Fort Band Stand, a famous tourist spot near the Arabian sea, in Mumbai, India, 25 February 2016. According to reports, around 19 people have died taking selfies in India since 2014. Mumbai has now banned selfies in 16 areas due to safety risks. EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

CONCRETE, Wash. – A 43-year-old man has died after authorities say he accidentally shot himself in the face while taking selfies.

The Skagit Valley Herald reports the man and his girlfriend were photographing themselves with the weapon on Sunday at a residence when he shot himself.

Skagit County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Chief Chad Clark says the woman reported that she and the man had taken photos with the gun several times that day and that the man had loaded and unloaded bullets multiple times.

Clark says a bullet apparently remained in the gun the final time he fired.

The death is being investigated as accidental. The man’s name has not been released.